Eastern North Carolina man planning for family vacation fun after $109,383 jackpot win

Published 3:44 pm Wednesday, April 6, 2022

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The North Carolina Education Lottery has announced that Leroy Blango, of Greenville, said he’s planning for fun on a family vacation after winning a $109,383 Fast Play jackpot on March 26.

“I’m a low maintenance guy,” said Blango, “It doesn’t take a lot to make me happy. Now I can enjoy life a bit more.”

Blango, a truck driver, stopped at the Handy Mart on Charles Boulevard in Greenville on Saturday and tried his luck with a $2 Bingo Bucks ticket. The Pitt County man said he knew he had “won pretty good” when he saw the message telling him to go to lottery headquarters.

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He claimed his prize on March 28 and took home $77,673 after required federal and state tax withholdings.

For details on how money raised by the lottery made an impact in 2021, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.